Château de Chambord


06 avril 2021  |  Tourisme, UNESCO

Château de Chambord, le plus grand château de la vallée de la Loire

Chambord Castle was built between 1519 and 1547. When construction was completed, the wealthy owner at the time, Pierre Nepveu, welcomed the guest of Emperor Charles V. The castle offers visitors a unique architecture of the French Renaissance. During the Second World War, works of art exhibited in the Louvre, in Paris, were moved and stored in the Château de Chambord. Every summer, visitors can visit and explore the castle which has a facade of 128 meters in length and includes 440 rooms, 282 fireplaces and 83 staircases. The building consists of eleven types of towers and its center, the famous "double spiral staircase", which rises over three floors.

Unesco World Heritage

The Château de Chambord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is one of the most stunning buildings of the Renaissance. Chambord embodies a real utopia: that of a work of art that has not finished revealing its secrets.

The activities of the Castle

  • Visit the castle and the French gardens

  • Discover the immersive visit with the Histopad

  • Visit the castle with a guide

The French gardens of the Château de Chambord

Commissioned by Louis XIV, the French gardens occupy six and a half hectares at the foot of the castle. Their design composed and put together in 1734.

Stroll through the English Gardens

The new developments are inspired by the English gardens of the end of the 18th century, an English garden is inspired by gardens made in England from the second half of the 18th century. It is made up of a flexible and natural layout of the paths and a specific plant palette such as conifers. More than 80 species are planted to embellish the garden and complete the existing plantations.

Domain activities

Follow the large promenade with 1000 hectares and marked trails of the Grande Promenade accessible to all. In 2017, Chambord opened new walking paths allowing visitors to enter the part of the park which was previously closed to the public. This allows visitors to enjoy the 1000 hectares of forest, paths and meadows. Domain activities

Vegetable gardens in Chambord - Permaculture

One of the objectives of vegetable gardens is to promote short circuits. The first beneficiaries of the productions are the visitors who can enjoy the products thanks to the various catering points present on the Domaine de Chambord. Fruit and vegetable production also benefits local food banks through exchanges with the Secours Populaire Français and schools.

Vineyards, discover the wines of Chambord

Five grape varieties have been planted from 2015 until 2019 on more than fourteen hectares. Four hectares of Romorantin from a pre-phylloxera vine. Four hectares of pinot noir. Three hectares of Sauvignon. Two hectares of orbois. One hectare of Gamay.

A partnership with Henry Marionnet

Chambord has surrounded itself with the best to vinify this wine with the Henry Marionnet house. The plot of vines purchased in 1999 would indeed be the oldest in France, made up of 100% of the original vines.

The three wines

  • Red wine Château de Chambord AOC "Cheverny"

  • White wine, National Domain of Chambord wine of France: mono-varietal

  • Wine, white Domaine de Chambord, IGP "Val de Loire" mono-varietal 100% Sauvignon

Chambord stables

Horses and birds of prey show

Open from April 7 to October 1 and from October 21 to November 4, 2023. Duration: 45 min of shows - 16€ per adult - 12.50 from 5 to 17 years old Languages: in French and summary sheets available in English, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Russian and Chinese.

Book online on the Château de Chambord website

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